If you’re wondering what Folioz or an ePortfolio is, why you might want one and what it can do for you, then read on – you’re about to find out.
At the simplest level, Folioz is two things: an ePortfolio and a social networking system combined. An ePortfolio is a system in which students can record “evidence of lifelong learning” – such as essays, artwork or other such things they produce that can be stored digitally. Such things are known as artefacts in Folioz. Social networking systems need little introduction – think Bebo, Facebook or MySpace. Basically, they give a way for people to interact with their friends and create their own online communities.
But Folioz is much more than just a place to store files. Folioz also includes blogging, a résumé builder, journals, and groups, and Coursez (Moodle) integration.